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France

With more than 50 lawyers and consultants in our France group, our International practice includes extensive experience in France.

We have several lawyers licensed and active in France, who practice in Paris, Brussels and London. We also have a substantial number of our lawyers, consultants and staff who speak French. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

McGuireWoods’ depth of experience in France derives, as we say above, from the fact that a number of our lawyers are licensed and active in France and also from the strong connections we have built with France over several years by serving French clients in France, and those wishing to do business outside France, from our Belgian, US and UK offices.

Our ties with France are enhanced through close collaboration with French firm KGA, with whom we have a nonexclusive cooperation agreement that is approved by the Paris bar. We also collaborate with other firms, including fellow members of legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi.

Our lawyers licensed in France specialise in assisting clients on issues relating to Technology and Outsourcing (IT contracts, cloud computing, licensing agreements, e-commerce, etc.); Data Privacy and Security (compliance, data protection, transfer of data outside the EU/EEA, processing of sensitive data, etc.); Intellectual Property (trademarks, copyright, design protection, databases and software protection, etc.); Entertainment and Leisure (gambling, sports, etc.); and International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

In addition, one of our partners teaches at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II (International IP arbitration and mediation) and at the Université de Strasbourg (Software patents). These academic positions enable McGuireWoods to use a valuable network of expertise in France.

Our cooperation with KGA complements our increasingly global client base with an expertise in transportation, aerospace and defense and biotech.

We also work closely with other French firms, including fellow members of global legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi, to provide the most extensive options to our clients where matters require specific French law advice which we cannot provide ourselves.

The firm assists French companies that wish to expand their presence in the US and Europe, and counsels non-French companies wishing to develop a footprint in France. In addition, we advise many companies on the everyday aspects of doing business with France, advising on a range of matters, including cross-border taxation.

Through McGuireWoods Consulting, our full-service public affairs subsidiary, we also provide French companies with assistance on government relations matters in the US, and also help them have a voice in shaping US legislation affecting their businesses and industries. McGuireWoods Consulting is located in Washington, D.C., and numerous US state capitals, as well as in Europe.

Our lawyers and consultants maintain relationships with the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in France, the French Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, the Franco British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and several French scientific associations, such as the Institute of Research in Intellectual Property, which is a joint venture between the Paris Chamber of Commerce and the University of Paris II.

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Center of Mediation and Arbitration of Paris

Mediator at the Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage de Paris.
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Consultant company

Advising a consultant company on IT breach tests and audits.
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Data protection and Roadlog device

Advise to a U.S. company on data protection compliance concerning the data generated in the EU by a Roadlog device for trucks.
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Food and beverage company

Advice to a food and beverage company on data transfers for a U.S. discovery procedure.
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French manufacturing facility

Acquisition of a French manufacturing facility and its related consumer products business.
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French operating subsidiary

Tax efficient long-term financing for a French operating subsidiary.
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French satellite radio operator

Representing a French satellite radio operator as stakeholder before the European Commission.
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Gambling operator

Representation of a gambling operator in a case against a French horse betting operator concerning its bad faith registration of 16 trademarks.
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Gambling operators

Advice to gambling operators on exploitation rights on sports events.
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Gambling operators

Representation of gambling operators in a dozen litigations brought against sportsmen, sports teams and national sports federations in relation to the use of images, trademarks and names for the promotion of betting activities.
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Gambling operators

Advice to gambling operators concerning license regime and competition issues.
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German company

Representing a German company in litigation before the French courts concerning the construction in France of a waste recycling unit.
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International companies

Advice to international companies on data protection issues (compliance, transfer of data outside the EU/EEA, processing of sensitive data, etc.).
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International companies

Advice to international companies on their European trademark portfolio.
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International company

Advice to an international company regarding the termination of a sponsorship agreement with an athlete.
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IT SAP consultant

Representing an IT SAP consultant in a dispute with a French listed company relating to the implementation of SAP solutions.
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Manufacturer of blades and cutting tools

Representation of a manufacturer of blades and cutting tools against a cosmetic company concerning trademark infringement issues.
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Organizers of international congresses and entertainment events

Advice on IP issues to organizers of international congresses and entertainment events.
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Software company

Representing a software company in summary proceedings against an IT services company in relation to the use of software by French public libraries (administration, universities, etc.).
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Various clients

Advice to clients on all aspects of IT projects (development, maintenance, service level agreement, license, cloud computing, electronic signature, electronic payment, etc.).
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Yongqing Bao
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 24
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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Coraline Fourniols Coraline F. Fourniols
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1645
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Vincent Jodard Vincent Jodard
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 63
F: + 32 2 629 42 22
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Raphael Krowicki Raphael Krowicki
Trainee Lawyer
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 50
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Dan Peyton Daniel L. Peyton
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1667
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Maria Rasmussen Maria P. Rasmussen
Senior Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4334
F: +1 804 698 2212
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Vivian Robinson QC Vivian Robinson QC
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1732
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Timothy Speelman Timothy Speelman
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 54
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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William J Strickland William J. Strickland
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4350
F: +1 804 698 2185
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Andrew Thornton-Dibb Andrew P. Thornton-Dibb
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1636
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Paul Van den Bulck Paul Van den Bulck
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 39
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Speaking Engagement

ITechLaw Asia-Pacific Conference

January 29, 2015
Bangalore
Speaking Engagement

Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

The role of the national and European courts

October 30, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Antitrust Regulation in Russia

Private litigations

October 13, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Résoudre les conflits en propriété intellectuelle par la médiation

September 12, 2014
Paris
Speaking Engagement

Post-Annual Leadership Training

Developments in Civil Litigation in the EU

August 14, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Summer Course on EU and WTO Trade Law

In the Spotlight: The EU, US and China – Overview of Chinese subsidy schemes countervailed by the EU

July 7-10, 2014
Trier
Speaking Engagement

Global E-commerce Summit 2014 Pre-Conference: e-Regulations & e-Privacy

June 16-18, 2014
Barcelona
Speaking Engagement

4th EPDP 2014: European Data Protection Days

May 12-13, 2014
Berlin
Speaking Engagement

IT Security - How Exposed are we to the Cyber Threat?

A seminar for Professional Service Providers

April 24, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Annual Conference on Data Protection in the EU 2014

April 7 - 8, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2014
Paris
Speaking Engagement

Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2013

November 18-19, 2013
Trier
Speaking Engagement

PL&B 26th Annual International Conference: Bridging Privacy Cultures

Data privacy cases decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights

July 1-3, 2013
Cambridge
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2013
Paris
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Legal Alert

Belgian Data Protection Authority Sues Facebook Over Privacy Breaches

Password Protected
June 18, 2015
Legal Alert

Revisiting the Conflicts Minerals Rule

March 4, 2015
Legal Alert

Food Industry Outlook for 2015

February 27, 2015
Publication

Belgium in the World Bank/IFC Reports

Doing Business 2015 - Comparing Regulations in 189 Countries
December 2014
Article

Double Trouble

Matthew Hall reports on the expansion of competition law litigation in the EU

Procurement & Outsourcing Journal
November/December 2014
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